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Biography: Sculptor/ Artist/ Director of Boynton Beach Neighborhood Art District From the French, Beau lieu means, literally, beautiful place. And it is both appropriate and ironic that it should. Richard Beau Lieu, an American Artist, founded Beau Lieu Sculpture Studios in 1984 in Boynton Beach, Florida. For it is in this place, known only for the scenes and scents of common industry, that Richard Beau Lieu will create some of the finest sculptures and three dimensional, mixed media compositions available today. Beau Lieu's works can be seen in galleries, public buildings and institutions through out the world. His affiliation with international art organizations and National Environmental Groups is noteworthy. In 1989, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Florida Artist of the Year Award. He also received a 1990 award for Significant Contribution to the Arts in Education from the National Organization of Young Audiences and in addition received a 1991 Resident Artist Award for his work with high school students by the Palm Beach County School Department. In 1986 he received a commission from the Starkoff Associates, that resulted in two monumental sculptures being installed on the grounds of the Arvida Executive Center in Boca Raton. In 1988, another commission resulted in the production of seven sculptures of a marine, or nautical theme, which were part of an underwater art exhibit to benefit The Center for Marine Conservation in Washington, D.C. Schooled in realism, abstraction has afforded him creative license. Beau Lieu's most popular works range in size from two to twelve feet, though his Liberty, or Victory Over Communism, stands at over forty feet and weighs more than seven tons. Finished, but for its painting, it stands outside his studio wearing only a coat of primer. Where exactly, the idea for this work came from, not even the artist can say. It is certainly abstract -- as is most of his work, but not nearly as lyrical. The lion's share of Beau Lieu's work, which he opts to paint on primary and secondary colors, often interspersed with stainless steel and polychrome finishes, though fashioned of extremely dense and rigid materials, possess a delicate, even graceful quality. Beau Lieu’s most recent commissions are the Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton , FL "Volunteer Tribute" dedicated in 1998 and the “Tribute To Volunteers” at the Veterans Hospital in Daytona Beach FL in 2002. Richard Wilfred Beau Lieu
Country: United States
Site: Neighborhood gallery
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